It was our last day today as a group… First off was a half-day city tour with a so-so tour guide, then we got dropped off at Temple Square to go to the lunchtime organ recital (30 minutes) in the Mormon Tabernacle. Then it was on our own in the city centre until just before 6pm, when we had dinner at The Roof restaurant that overlooks the lit cathedral, followed by the ultimate ending – listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearsing, then walking in lightly falling snow back to the bus. (Some in our group had never seen snow prior to this trip.)
When we got back to the hotel, we had a ‘thank you’ presentation to Michelle and Helen, followed by our version of Waltzing Matilda that one of the ladies had written.
It’s sad that it’s all over, but it’s also good to be heading home soon. I don’t think I can face too many more meals where eliminating carbs and sugar is not possible. I’ve been as good as I could be, but sometimes it’s been really hard. This really is a land where carbs and sugars rule.
I’ve met some lovely people in the group, and I hope to keep in touch with some of them, even if it’s just on Facebook.
Tomorrow morning I’ll say my final goodbyes to the group as they depart for the airport and the long flights home, then a friend from northern Utah will pick me up and I’ll spend two nights with her and her husband before heading back to SLC and my long flights home to Australia.
Some photos from today…
Photos from the entire tour: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157648980759492/
Capitol building in SLC
Pipe organ (11,000+ pipes) in the Mormon Tabernacle
View from The Roof restaurant
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and orchestra in rehearsal